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High-quality, value for money teaching resources covering English language and literature; literacy; history and media. With twenty-seven years' teaching experience I know what works in the classroom. Engaging, thorough and fun, your students will love these lessons.

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High-quality, value for money teaching resources covering English language and literature; literacy; history and media. With twenty-seven years' teaching experience I know what works in the classroom. Engaging, thorough and fun, your students will love these lessons.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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Twenty-two lessons on JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone aimed at weak Key Stage 3 students, so it would be suitable for Key Stage 2 students also. Activities include designing your own sweet and selling it ; mapping out and labelling Diagon Alley; creating your own potion; creating your own wand; creating similes; selecting text to fill in the blanks cloze exercises. As you progress through the scheme, students create a silly name for themselves which they develop into a character who will have to defeat a monster. They create their own monster and then write a story where they imagine themselves running through the corridors of Hogwarts to defeat it. Full of supporting resources and examples to get them writing. My Harry Potter name is Sally Silly Sausage. What will yours be?
Great Lives: Edith Cavell
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Great Lives: Edith Cavell

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Celebrate the life of the remarkable Edith Cavell with this two-page information sheet, accompanied by comprehension activities and a vocabulary extension worksheet. A Powerpoint with starter and answers to the questions with lots of ideas for further activities is also provided. Designed to commemorate both World War One and the sacrifice of women in that conflict, Edith Cavell is an inspiration to all.
Stereotype by John Agard
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Stereotype by John Agard

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Students explore John Agard’s use of irony in this clever poem. They are then supported to write a parody of the poem, rejecting any stereotypes of themselves. A multiple choice quiz worksheet is used as a starter to get students interested in the themes and ideas.
The Lady of Shalott
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The Lady of Shalott

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This forty-four slide powerpoint on “The Lady of Shalott” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson contains four lessons covering the four sections of the poem and a final writing assessment task. The folder includes: Powerpoint with four lessons, using paintings by Sir John Waterhouse and others to inspire and engage students. A storyboard of the setting in Part 1. Comprehension questions on Part 2. Image of Sir Lancelot to analyse his presentation in Part 3. Opportunities to explore the themes and symbolic meaning of the poem. Two worksheets to support the task of writing about the lady and the events in the poem from the point of view of Sir Lancelot. These resources will help your students to fully engage with Lord Tennyson’s beautiful, magical and mysterious poem.
Spelling: Plurals Ending in O
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Spelling: Plurals Ending in O

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Do you add -s or -es to the end of words ending in o in the plural? Students are introduced to the spelling rule, then given a worksheet to help them learn the spellings. The powerpoint gives a clue and a graphic and the students have to spell eighteen words ending in o. The graphics will help students for whom English is a second language. All answers provided.
Christmas Poem
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Christmas Poem

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Using Levi Tafari’s poem “Caribbean Christmas”, students read the poem as a class, then take a verse each to practice and perform. Finally students write their own poem about what Christmas is like in the region where they live. Tafari’s poem is great fun as it includes several “Call and response” verses that students love interacting with. Festive fun for all the class with a multi-cultural element. Don’t be all bah humbug this Christmas. Have some fun with your students! Folder includes powerpoint and hard copy of poem.
Spelling: Words Ending in Sion Tion Cian
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Spelling: Words Ending in Sion Tion Cian

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These spelling activities are divided into four rounds. In Round 1 students have to guess if the word ends in “tion” or “sion” from the pronunciation and the clue. In Round 2 students have to choose the correct spelling from a choice of two. In Round 3 students are introduced to the “cian” ending and have to guess the profession from the clue. Round 4 is twenty-two clues to words ending in either “tion”,“sion” or “cian”. Cartoon graphics add interest and help second language speakers. All answers are provided on the slides, so students mark their own work. A worksheet is included for consolidation in class or at home. Approximately 100 slides in total.
Leaflet: Leisure Centre
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Leaflet: Leisure Centre

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Support students to write a leaflet with: a powerpoint to introduce purpose,audience and key features of leaflet. an example leaflet on watching too much TV and analysis grid. facts and statistics on benefits of exercises to support the task. an example of weak leaflet and a strong leaflet for students to evaluate and help them improve their own leaflets. work covers two lessons - one for preparation, another for writing the leaflet.
Face by Benjamin Zephaniah
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Face by Benjamin Zephaniah

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Full scheme of work with one lesson per chapter, totalling twenty-one chapters on Benjamin Zephaniah’s teen classic “Face”. Also included are narrative writing tasks; a literature essay on Martin’s character and a letter to Mr Zephaniah after reading the text. This full scheme of work would suit year 8 students and has lots of literacy activities on prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, puns, complex sentences etc, all linked to the novel. There are also opportunities to explore in depth the key themes of friendship and bravery. Every class I have ever taught this novel to have absolutely loved it. Hook your students in with some of Mr Benjamin Zephaniah’s magic.
Narrative Writing: The Charge
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Narrative Writing: The Charge

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Inspired by Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade”, I have been searching for original sources that describe the battle. I’ve found diary extracts from the longest-living charge survivor, Sir George Wombwell. His vivid account of having his horse shot from under him, his capture, then escape from the Russian Cossacks makes exciting reading and is ample material to encourage your students to write about a desperate cavalry charge. Also included is an extract from William Howard Russell’s newspaper report on the Crimean War. As if that wasn’t enough, the folder also contains an extract from Michael Morpurgo’s “War Horse” which describes a cavalry charge. All of this is accompanied with a lively powerpoint with contemporary images to illustrate the key players in the drama. My lessons and worksheets on Tennyson’s poems are also thrown in free, so that your classes become absolute experts on this memorable battle in British history. Go forth and write!!
Numbers 1-100 in Spanish
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Numbers 1-100 in Spanish

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Teach your students numbers from 1 - 100 in Spanish with this 110 slide Powerpoint. First numbers 1 - 10 are introduced and then practised. Next numbers 21 -30. After numbers 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100. Students repeat the numbers after their teacher and then there are ample opportunities for memorisation and practice. A worksheet to embed the learning is included in the folder.
Glaciers
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Glaciers

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Glaciers are so important in the formation of landscape. This powerpoint explains how glaciers are formed and how they can create crevasses and moraines. It then zooms in on the case study of Hob Moor in York, which was formed by a glacier 15000 years ago. Students then have to create a storyboard of ten different stages to show the development of how the current moor was formed from an ancient glacier. Students will enjoy bringing geography to life and making it real.
Holes
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Holes

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Nineteen lessons on this classic novel, which students love. Lessons explore the key theme of friendship, as well as lots of opportunities for literacy work. Assessment material included on writing a character analysis of Stanley.
Describing Places: Gold Hill
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Describing Places: Gold Hill

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I recently saw a photograph of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset and was blown away by how picturesque it looked. I started to research it on the internet and discovered that it was used by Ridley Scott in his advert for"Hovis" bread called “Boy on a Bike”. There were so many photos of it on the web that I thought it would make great inspiration for some writing to describe a place. The folder includes a 23 slide Powerpoint with a choice of two writing tasks - either write two paragraphs contrasting day with night or four paragraphs describing the hill during each of the four seasons. Lots of support is given with sensory description and a planning sheet is included. The Powerpoint includes lots of views of the hill and a link to the Ridley Scott advert. A worksheet with ideas for describing places is also included.
Creating Characters: Captain Hardcastle
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Creating Characters: Captain Hardcastle

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Teach students how great writers like Roald Dahl create their characters. This powerpoint introduces four lessons on Dahl’s iconic teacher, Captain Hardcastle, from his memoir “Boy”. The folder includes: Lesson 1 - analysis grid on how Dahl “shows, not tells” and exercise for students to do the same. Lesson 2 - analysis grid on how Dahl uses similes and metaphors and exercise for students to create simile.s Lesson 3 - analysis grid on how Dahl uses colour in his description and exercises for students to come up with more interesting colour adjectives and to use them. Lesson 4 - write an essay on how Dahl creates this unpleasant character with 3 WAGOLL PEE paragraphs and further support. You’ll end up despising this character, just as Dahl intended!
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

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Introduce your students to the fascinating story of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre with this thirty-four slide powerpoint, complete with visually stimulating images to illustrate the information. The follow-up activities include: A twenty-three sentence cloze exercise to help students embed and remember the information. Diagrams of the theatre to label. An interview with an imaginary theatre-goer to stimulate further understanding of the context. Support for a writing task where students imagine that they have been to see a Shakespeare play. True or false on Shakespeare’s Globe. Written information on Shakespeare’s Globe that could be used for homework. Transport your students back in time to the seventeenth century with this comprehensive folder of resources!
Holiday Brochure Project
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Holiday Brochure Project

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Diglington is a fictional seaside resort on the east coast of England, which is jam-packed with fun activities for the family. After studying the eleven page brochure with seven different sections full of language techniques and inspiration, students follow the eleven slide powerpoint to create a holiday brochure for a holiday destination of their choice. This is an ideal opportunity to research a real destination, or simply turn your home town into a holiday destination, using the language techniques that you have learnt. The folder contains two brochure, both word documents, one of which is marked up with comments. This activity will provide hours of fun as students become absorbed in their destination.
Philip Pullman Author Project
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Philip Pullman Author Project

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This thirty-eight slide powerpoint contains information about the life and career of the renowned author Philip Pullman. Learn about his early work before becoming famous for ‘His Dark Materials’. There are five ideas for creative writing inspired by Pullman’s work, such as writing a story in which the character goes through a portal to making a pact with a supernatural force. Students will be intrigued by Pullman’s imaginative world.
Daffodils and Personification
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Daffodils and Personification

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Using Wordsworth’s classic poem ‘Daffodils’, student learn to identify his use of personification. Then they personify an element from nature that they have chosen and write a poem personifying it. Students are given questions to help them consider the world from the point of view of the element and an example of a poem personifying a lake. Worksheet and copy of poem included with powerpoint.
British and American English
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British and American English

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Have fun learning to speak like an American with this quiz on the difference between British and American English. In teams students guess the American equivalent of thirty British English nouns. Cartoon graphics make this accessible to second language speakers. All answers are provided and the activity culminates by challenging students to talk like Americans, making up a script that uses as many of the thirty words that they have guessed as they can. Give extra points for those who can add the accent! A worksheet embeds the learning and could be completed in class or for homework.